Mailbox Mondays: November 24, 2014


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

I am very excited about the books I got for review last week. I like a bit of variation in my reading and in this week’s mailbox, there was choice aplenty ranging from non-fiction, to action, to literary fiction, and some easy reading.

Most exciting is getting my hands on J by Howard Jacobson. This book made it to the Man Booker shortlist this year, and although I’ve been a bit meh on the Man Booker award nominations this year, I still want to experience Jacobson’s writing style (he is a previous Man Booker winner after all).

Books I received last week

Books I received last week

Also for non-fiction November, I picked The Blood Telegram by Gary J.Bass. This is about all the behind the scenes manipulations that happened during the Bangladeshi war of independence and features a lot of Nixon, Kissinger, and tons of Indian diplomats at work. And yeah, it’s not very complimentary to any of them. This book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist this year in the general non-fiction category.

Unfortunately, this book came in a little late, and looking at the small print, I doubt I”ll be able to finish it within November, so it may not make it for non-fiction November after all.

To offset all these award nominated authors, I rounded off my reading for this month with a couple of lighter reads. I am never disappointed by Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and so I picked Personal by Lee Child.

Another light reading option is He Fixed the Match She Fixed Him by Shikha Kumar, which is a rom-com/chick-lit kind of novel.

I haven’t the faintest idea what A Hundred Lives for You by Abhisar Sharma is all about. It came in unexpectedly couple of days ago, and I don’t even remember requesting for it. So, this will be the dark horse in this month’s selection of books I read.

What books did you get recently? What are you looking forward to reading?

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  • Hope you got a few great books. Enjoy of them all

  • Lucy

    What a great mix of books! Hope you enjoy them all 🙂

  • Happy reading and have a great thanksgiving.

  • Nice mailbox.

    The Blood Telegram looks interesting.

    ENJOY all your books and your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • topazshell5

    You have gotten good books. Enjoy.

  • Mystica

    The dark horse may be the unexpected win for you!

  • Mary (Bookfan)

    I hope the Jacobson book lives up to your expectations!

    • Nishita

      @Mary (Bookfan): Sounds like you have read it?

  • Wanton Ruminating

    Also, I completely understand what you mean by getting a book for review that you have forgotten you asked for… happened to me too this month 😉

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus actually, I checked my emails thoroughly. I don’t think I’ve had any communication on this book at all!

      • Wanton Ruminating

        Lol! I guess the Bibliophile’s God thought you didn’t have enough books this month 🙂

  • Wanton Ruminating

    Nice stash 🙂 I just got J and Personal. Same choices once again. I really gave serious consideration to the one about the Bangladesh war but in the end decided not to go for it. Happy Reading!

  • What a lovely looking set of books Nishita. I do hope you enjoy them all especially as you’ve chosen a wide spectrum of books.

  • All your books are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

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